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Offering each other refuge

by Greg Satir, board vice president Last month, Portland Friends of the Dhamma Board and community came together and formally agreed to purchase the Dharma Rain Zendo. Soon we will produce a formal offer to Dharma Rain. Since this is a transaction between two Dharma groups, there is enormous goodwill and shared interest in making […]

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The Building Purchase Moves Ahead – Thank You

Dear All, On Friday (31st Jan 2014) the PFOD Board convened during the second half of the regular Friday Night Dhamma practice, and resolved, in full consensus, to make a formal offer on the building. You can find the proposal and supporting documents attached. I’ve also included the text of the proposal below. The board has been meeting every two […]

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Notes from the Annex: Community Preparedness

Volunteers, Leadership Development and Conflict Resolution When considering buying a building, it is very natural for the discussion to be focused on the finances. Building costs, loan payments, maintenance reserves, fundraising — the Board has a duty to consider all of these financial aspects and more. If the numbers don’t work out, then the community […]

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Notes from the Annex

A report on the latest efforts of PFOD’s Board of Directors When the possibility of purchasing the Dharma Rain Zendo first came up, the natural question was, Does the community support this purchase? One way to interpret this is purely financially: Do we have the money coming in for a downpayment and monthly loan payments. […]

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Is This Our New Home?

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In a tree-lined residential neighborhood just off Southeast 25th and Hawthorne in beautiful Portland Oregon, Buddhists have gathered for Dhamma instruction and meditation for more than 25 years. Kyogen and Gyokuko Carlson moved from California to Oregon in 1982. They eventually purchased a historic church (originally built in 1926) and established The Dharma Rain Zen Center.  They have […]

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Let’s Buy the Dharma Rain Zendo

On Monday July 22, 2013 the Portland Friends of the Dhamma Board made the formal decision to pursue the purchase of Dharma Rain Zendo  (the building we are renting now) for our new home. Click on “A New Home?” or in the above menu bar for expanded information. Perhaps you thought that we’d already done […]

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Our History with Dharma Rain Zendo

Did you know that Sakula painted the sign above the main entrance of the Dharma Rain Zendo 15 years ago? It’s also where Sakula and Alistair heard their first Dhamma talk, and met their first monk Theravada monk – Ajahn Amaro. Many in our community have practiced in this building. Soon, we’ll be adding a comments […]

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Excellent News from Saturday’s Community Benifit

A Beautiful Short Story On Saturday, June 29th, we held our first ever Community Benefit. We were a bit nervous, but there were beautiful displays, moving sharings, five venerable Bhikkhus teaching and encouraging, and by the end over $25,000 offered or pledged. That’s more than the TOTAL dana for the last 12 months. Yup. Oh, and Luang Por Pasanno offered a […]

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Ajahn Pasanno – Teaching and Community Benefit

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Friday, June 28, 5:30 – 9:00 PM Saturday, June 29, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM At our New Location: Dharma Rain Zen Center 2514 SE Madison St, Portland (Thai/ภาษาไทย) Luang Por Pasanno, Ajahn Sudanto, Ajahn Karunadhammo and Tan Titabho walking Alms round on Hawthorne in 2007. Their route started just a few block from the […]

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